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Old 11-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #68
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zillon View Post
Alright, here's the daily breakdown of survey results.

48 entries thus far.
30 of 48 claim to have clunking issues.

Of those 30:
28 do not have the reinforcement plates on the strut brace.
2 have the reinforcement plates.

Of those 30, here's the breakdown by trim:
- 3 SE
- 11 SE w/Sport
- 3 SEL
- 3 SEL w/Premium
- 1 ST
- 4 Titanium
- 5 Titanium w/Handling

Of the 30 that said yes to the clunk, breakdown by year:
- 28 are 2012s
- 2 are 2013s. These two also lack the additional reinforcement plates on the strut tower brace. One is a 2013 Titanium, produced 8/8/12, the other is a 2013 ST, produced 8/14/12

Of the 48 entrants, 38 lack the reinforcement plates on the strut tower brace. The remaining 10 have them.

Of these 10, 4 are 2012 Foci, produced in the first half of 2011.
- 2 of 4 have the clunk. The other 2 do not.
- #1 is a SEL/Premium, produced 3/11, no clunk
- #2 is a SEL/Premium, produced 5/18/11, no clunk
- #3 is a Titanium/Handling, produced 5/24/11, very slight clunk
- #4 is a SE, produeced 3/28/11, no clunk

Of the 18 who said no to the clunk:
- 10 are 2012s, 8 are 2013s
- 10 have the reinforcement plates, and 8 do not

Breakdown of 10 without reinforcement plates and no clunk by year, trim:
- 1 2013 SE
- 2 2012 SE/Sport
- 1 2013 SE/Sport
- 1 2012 SEL/Premium
- 4 2012 Titanium
- 1 2012 Titanium/Handling

Breakdown of 8 with reinforcement plates and no clunk by year, trim:
- 1 2013 SE
- 2 2013 SE/Sport
- 2 2012 SEL/Premium
- 2 2013 ST
- 1 2013 Titanium/Handling

Looking at the date range for the reinforcement plates:
- 4 2012 Foci have them. All 4 were produced ON OR PRIOR TO 5/24/11
- 6 2013 Foci have them. All 4 were produced ON OR AFTER 8/27/12
- 34 2012 Foci do NOT have them. All were produced between 4/5/11 and 6/28/12
- 4 2013 Foci do NOT have them. All were produced ON or PRIOR TO 8/14/12
A MOST excellent job! kudos to you for following thru on this...
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